Ikari Puppet Show

The Ikari Puppet Show was first performed in the year 1865 (Keiou 1). Many children in the area died due to an epidemic that was spreading at that time. The villagers prayed to the gods to end the epidemic in the village. After the crisis ended, the village decided to hold a puppet show in order to make the children of the village happy and to thank the gods for their help. Therefore, every year on New Year’s Day the village holds this puppet show and dedicates its performance at the Iwagane Hachiman Shrine in order to ward off epidemics and diseases.

In 1952 (Showa 27), the Ikari Puppet Show was designated as the second Intangible Folk Cultural Asset of Fukuoka Prefecture.

This event has finished.
Date January 01, 2013 – January 01, 2013
Address 825-0001 1072 Ikari, Oaza, Tagawa City (Iwagane Hachiman Shrine)
Contact Tel:0947-44-5745 
Tagawa City Coal and History Museum
and Holidays
Every year on New Year’s Day
Parking Available
Access *About a 10 minute drive from JR Hitahikosan Line Tagawa-Ita station
Times Available Performance from 8am
Area Chikuho Area
Genre Traditional Event (Festivals and Events)

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